The Wonderboom 3 transportable Bluetooth speaker improves on an excellent factor

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Final Ears simply introduced the Wonderboom 3, the newest iteration of its beloved entry-level transportable speaker that guarantees high-quality 360-degree audio and as much as 14 hours of battery life in an adorably compact package deal that also floats on water.

Unusually, the Microboom 3 nonetheless makes use of a Micro USB connection in our good yr of 2022. It feels a little bit…nicely, lazy to hold over the identical unfriendly port from the Wonderboom 2 when USB-C is offered and mandated on transportable audio system in Europe beginning in 2024.

The third-generation Wonderboom does provide just a few enhancements over the Wonderboom 2 whereas retaining the value unchanged at $99.99. Bluetooth vary is now 131 toes (up from the 100-foot vary on the Wonderboom 2), and listed battery life has been improved by an hour. Like earlier than, two of the audio system will be paired collectively for true stereo separation, solely now, the prolonged vary and battery life might help your audio to cowl extra floor at events. Final Ears has additionally breathed extra sustainability into the speaker, claiming they’re made out of a minimal of 31 % post-consumer recycled plastic.

An Ultimate Ears Wonderboom 3 portable Bluetooth speaker in Pink

The brand new Wonderboom 3 is visually indistinguishable from the beloved Wonderboom 2.
Picture: Final Ears / Logitech

When you have been a fan of the truth that each of those older fashions can float in water, then you definately’ll be happy to listen to that the Wonderboom 3 will proceed that custom, that includes an IP67 score for water, dust, and dirt resistance. That score additionally means it’ll resist jets of water if you wish to hearken to tunes within the bathe — it’s additionally “drop proof” if issues get slippy.

Whereas just a few design modifications have been made between the unique Wonderboom and the Wonderboom 2, this newest mannequin appears to be like visually similar to its predecessor, that includes two-tone cloth and a flat bungee wire loop.

The Wonderboom 3 speaker can be accessible in 4 completely different colours at launch: grey, pink, blue, and black, every with a contrasting strap and iconic management buttons to assist them stand out in opposition to the physique. Final Ears says the speaker will are available these colours “initially,” which suggests we may see extra colorways hitting the market sooner or later in the event you want extra selections.

A selection of Wonderboom speakers lined up against a vintage Volkwagon campervan.

These promotional photographs counsel we may additionally see inexperienced and lilac colorways made accessible.
Picture: Final Ears / Logitech

The Wonderboom 3 appears to be like to be a modest improve to the earlier technology, however hey, if it ain’t broke, then don’t repair it — particularly in the event you’re releasing a successor to probably the greatest transportable Bluetooth audio system in the marketplace. It’s set to reach in each the US and UK on August thirty first for $99.99 / £89.

Replace August seventeenth, 6:39AM ET: Added point out of Micro USB charging.

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